If you have reason to believe you’re pregnant, and are trying to find a pregnancy test in Florida, The Law Office of Madonna Finney can help you. We encourage every woman who is in this situation to take a pregnancy test. Why? Because knowledge is power. Knowing if you’re pregnant or not will help you decide what path you should take going forward. It will also let you know if you need to think about more than just your own health, and if you need to seek out prenatal care.
I need to find a pregnancy test in Florida, but I’m not sure if I can afford one. What should I do?
If you’re pregnant in Florida, uninsured and not covered by Medicaid, you may also be eligible for a free Florida pregnancy test. In addition, pregnancy centers typically offer medical pregnancy testing without cost and follow up obstetrical ultrasounds. If you need help gaining access to these free resources, feel free to contact us at any time. Our staff would be happy to help you.
Can I just pick a pregnancy test up at CVS or Walgreens?
Yes. That’s an option too. In fact, most women find pregnancy tests in Florida at a drugstore like CVS or Walgreens. Your doctor may also offer such testing, as do obstetricians and gynecologists.
How does a pregnancy test work?
It’s actually quite simple. Once an egg is fertilized and the placenta implants into the uterine wall, a pregnant woman’s body begins to produce a hormone called hCG. Pregnancy tests function by detecting hCG in either blood or urine. Today, most pregnancy tests administered are urine tests. If you’re trying to find a pregnancy test in Florida, but not sure you can afford one, you still have options. If you’re uninsured and not covered by Medicaid, you may also be eligible for a free Florida pregnancy test. Learn more about the Florida Pregnancy Support Services Program.
Are at home pregnancy tests accurate?
Yes, home pregnancy tests are very accurate. However, it is possible to get a false-negative or false-positive result from an at-home pregnancy test. Many things can impact the test results – including medical conditions, medications or even the time of day the test was administered. The Mayo Clinic suggests that you wait seven days after your missed period before doing a pregnancy test. This will yield the most accurate results. They also suggest that you do the test after a long period of sleep (8 hours is ideal). This allows for more concentrated urine.
What should I do if I have a negative result from an at-home test, but still think I’m pregnant?
If your at-home test result was negative but you still believe that you are pregnant, you should try to find a pregnancy test in Florida that is administered by a medical professional. If you need help connecting with a medical professional in our area, our staff can help you. Feel free to contact us at any time.
What is the difference between a Medical and at-home pregnancy test?
Although both tests look to detect hCG in a woman’s system, tests administered by a medical professional tend to be more accurate. This is because medical professionals will be able to better control the factors that could produce a false-negative or false-positive result. In addition to this, most medical professionals will confirm a positive test result with an ultrasound, which can detect an ectopic pregnancy.
Pregnant in Florida? Need help today?
If you are pregnant in Florida, and want to talk to someone about your pregnancy options, you’re welcome to call or text The Law Office of Madonna Finney. We can help connect you with a medical provider in your area and if needed, provide confidential, no-cost options counseling.
Call / Text: (850)308-1836